Growing number of UK universities banning meat in a bid to tackle climate change

According to Independent, an increasing number of universities in the UK are promoting veganism amid growing concerns about the environmental impact of the meat industry.

On Friday, the PA news agency published findings from a new investigation into the types of food provided on campus at educational institutions across the country.

The results showed that veganism is becoming commonplace at universities, with around half of the 144 UK institutions involved in the survey saying they have introduced dedicated events such as “meat-free Mondays”, or others aimed at non-meat eaters.

Among them are Goldsmiths, University of London and Cambridge University, both of which removed beef from menus in September last year.

The move follows a number of studies which have found that eating a vegan diet could be the “single biggest way” to reduce your environmental impact on earth.

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